Energy Voice | ‘No theft or loss of data’ during Saipem cyber-attack

Saipem has confirmed ‘no theft or loss of data’ took place during last weeks cyber-attack on the Italian oil services firm. The Milan-headquartered company said that it was currently undertaking “restoration” of services, activities and infrastructure. Last Monday’s attack hit the firm’s servers in Aberdeen, Italy, India and the Middle East. A spokeswoman for Saipem […]

Energy Voice | BP working towards FID on project offshore Angola

BP and project partner Sonangol have agreed to work towards a final investment decision on the Platina field development offshore Angola They also agreed to extend the production licence for the BP-operated Greater Plutonio project to 2032 and for Sonangol to take an 8% equity interest in the block. Platina would be BP’s first new operated development in Angola since […]

Energy Voice | National Trust drops legal challenge against fracking site

The National Trust has withdrawn its legal opposition to seismic surveying by Ineos at Clumber Park, but has vowed to fight to protect the site from fracking. Energy firm Ineos won the right earlier this year to pursue a High Court action to gain access to the Grade I-registered landscape in Nottinghamshire for surveying, as […]

Energy Voice | PD&MS to increase headcount by 25% following spate of contract awards

Aberdeen-headquartered PD&MS has said it intends to increase its headcount by around 25% over the next year to support a series of recent contract wins. The firm has toasted a “very busy and successful” two years in decommissioning as well as engineering, procurement and construction contracts. PD&MS, which employs around 400 people in Aberdeen and […]

Energy Voice | Qatar acquires Mexican acreage after OPEC split

Qatar Petroleum is buying stakes in three offshore oil blocks in Mexico from Eni SpA, as the Arab country signs another global expansion deal after leaving OPEC. Eni and the government-owned energy company in Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, will produce about 90,000 barrels of oil a day from the Amoca, […]

Energy Voice | Investors call on ExxonMobil to set out climate targets

A number of investors have called on ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and gas company, to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The call is led by the Church Commissioners for England (CCE) and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYCRF), following similar moves by other energy firms for responsible action on […]

INTERVIEW: Bourbon Subsea Services Stays Focused on Its Core Markets

Bourbon Subsea Services provides clients with a full range of services to assist at every stage of the life of their oil field, from the survey and exploration phases, during the subsea construction and the offshore operations, through to dismantling. In an interview with Subsea World News Patrick Belenfant, CEO of Bourbon Subsea Services, told us […]

Energy Voice | Saipem-like cyber-attack numbers ‘will climb’, former hacker warns

The number of cyber-attacks to hit the servers of oil and gas firms “will climb”, a former computer hacker has warned. Last week’s attack on oil services firm Saipem hit the firm’s servers in Aberdeen, India and the Middle East, with some servers attacked in Italy. Mike Jones, a former hacker with the Anonymous hacktivist group, […]